UN warns of food riots


Richard Moore

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  * The Post-Bush Regime: A Prognosis *

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Middle Class May Be Subject To Food Rations, Warns UN
Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Monday, February 25th, 2008

Experts warn of food riots as foreign troops cleared to patrol American cities.

The UN is warning of a food shortage crisis and drawing up plans for food 
rations which will hit even middle-class suburban populations as inflation and 
economic uncertainty causes the prices of staple food commodities to skyrocket.

The United Nation¹s World Food Programme cautions today that if it doesn¹t 
receive more funding, it will have to halt food aid to developing countries like
Mexico and China.

"The WFP crisis talks come as the body sees the emergence of a ³new area of 
hunger² in developing countries where even middle-class, urban people are being 
³priced out of the food market² because of rising food prices," reports the 
Financial Times.

The warning coincides with a speech by William Lapp, of US-based consultancy 
Advanced Economic Solutions, who cautioned that rising agricultural raw material
prices would translate this year into sharply higher food inflation.

It also parallels a prediction by Don Coxe, a Chicago-based global portfolio 
strategist for BMO Financial Group who correctly forecast the fall of the dollar
and the rise in price of gold and oil years in advance, who last week spoke of a
"global food crisis" which will cause the world to enter into, "A period of food
shortages and swiftly rising prices," leading to government embargoes.

With the U.S. on the verge of a recession and, as many analysts have warned, a 
potential second great depression, those long scoffed at for hoarding vast 
quantities of storable food may unfortunately be able to say "I told you so" if 
the dollar continues to deteriorate and people begin to be priced out of the 
food market.

Global food prices have skyrocketed by as much as 60 per cent in the past year, 
while UN officials warn of the likelihood of food riots.

"If prices continue to rise, I would not be surprised if we began to see food 
riots,² said Jacques Diouf, director-general of the UN¹s Food and Agriculture 
Organisation, last October.

Many see the food shortages, whether real or manufactured, as simply another 
pretext for the implementation of martial law and the introduction of foreign 
troops to patrol major U.S. cities.

A recent announcement by Northcom confirmed that U.S. and Canadian troops will 
be allowed to patrol each other¹s countries in the event of a national 

"U.S. Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart, commander of North American Aerospace Defense
Command and U.S. Northern Command, and Canadian Air Force Lt.-Gen. Marc Dumais, 
commander of Canada Command, have signed a Civil Assistance Plan that allows the
military from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation during 
a civil emergency," reads a Northcom press release.

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